Who can join the Sixth Form?
The Sixth Form is open to all who wish to attend it and can reasonably travel to school on a daily basis. The only general entrance qualification is that we expect you to take the Sixth Form seriously, to want to work and to behave in a responsible way.
What are your entry qualifications?
For courses leading to Advanced Qualifications (A levels) if you have taken the subject at GCSE we would ask you to have a GCSE Grade 5 in the subject you wish to take. To begin an Advanced level progamme of study we would expect you to have achieved a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or better.
For technical level 3 courses entry requirements are 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or better.
The requirements are outlined for each individual course in the prospectus.
How many Advanced levels do I have to study?
In the Lower Sixth students will normally follow the equivalent of 4 A Level courses with the opportunity to complete all four courses at A level in the Upper Sixth or to reduce the number of courses at A level to three.
This provides the best opportunity of maintaining a breadth of choice and opportunity in employment and Higher and Further education. We will however always be happy to discuss each individual application on its’ own merits.
How do I apply?
Students at present attending Thomas Mills High School